Bernard Gordon-Lennox

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For his grandfather, see Lord Bernard Gordon-Lennox
Bernard Gordon Lennox
Born (1932-09-19) 19 September 1932 (age 83)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1953–1987
Rank Major-General
Unit Grenadier Guards
Commands held 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards
British Forces in Berlin
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Bernard Charles Gordon Lennox, CB, MBE (born 19 September 1932) is a retired senior British Army officer. He served as Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin from 1983 to 1986.

Military career[edit]

Born the eldest son of Lieutenant General Sir George Gordon Lennox, and educated at Eton College Bernard Gordon Lennox was Page of Honour to King George VI.[1] He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1953.[2]

He was made Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Grenadier Guards in 1974.[3] He went on to be a General Staff Officer at the RAF Staff College in 1976, Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade in 1978[4] and Chief of Staff for South East District in 1981 before becoming Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin in 1983.[3] Finally he became the Senior Army Member at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1986.[3] He retired in 1987.[3]

He lives at Eversley in Hampshire.[5]

Family[edit]

In 1958 he married Sally-Rose Warner: they went on to have three sons.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Peerage.com
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 39809. p. 1716. 24 March 1953. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  4. ^ Army Commands
  5. ^ Landowners win trout fishing test case The Herald, 9 July 1993
Court offices
Preceded by
None due to the War
Page of Honour
1946 – 1949
Succeeded by
Henry Charles Seymour
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir David Mostyn
Commandant, British Sector in Berlin
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Patrick Brooking